Trinity will be having Lenten Soup Suppers on Wednesday evenings beginning on March 13, and continuing through April 10. Soup Suppers will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.
Palm Sunday/ Passion Sunday, April 14, we will gather for worship at 10:30 a.m. with our Procession of Palms. We will have the congregational reading of the Passion of Our Lord.
Maundy Thursday, April 18, we will gather for worship at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall to observe the Lord’s Last Supper, and then move to the sanctuary for the stripping of the Altar. This has become a very moving event in the life of many of us.
Good Friday, April 19, will be observed at 7:00 p.m. with Trinity’s Tenebrae Service when we will remember the suffering and death of our Lord and his seven last words. Again this is a very moving service for us as it ends in the darkness of our Lord’s death.
Easter Sunday, April 21, we will gather at 9:00 a.m. for Easter breakfast in Fellowship Hall, followed by the Easter Celebration Service at 10:30 a.m. This is the most joyous celebration of the Church Year with great music and the real presence of our Risen Lord Jesus.
Come to the Adult Forum starting on March 10 at 9:00 AM as Pastor O leads the first workshop in the Healthy Congregations Workshop series: Creating Healthy Congregations. We will discover the skills that create healthy relationships that allow individual members to thrive spiritually and emotionally and allows us as a congregation to effectively bear the Gospel message to our community and our world. The workshop will meet at 9:00 AM in Fellowship Hall for 6 weeks and everyone is encouraged to attend.
Four women from Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, recently ventured to Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, to meet the Cover Girls quilt group from Bay Shore Lutheran Church. Their long-distance connection grew out of a simple need – a bulletin cover photo. A few years ago, Bay Shore Lutheran’s administrator was seeking congregational inspiration and discovered photos from Trinity, New Holland. After two years of communicating and appreciating how deeper relationships are formed, the quilters committed to getting to know one another better by removing the distance barrier. During their trip, they enjoyed sharing stories, eating, touring, and show-and-tell. This is only the beginning of their friendship, as their connectivity continues.
What can we learn from this powerful story? Sharing the good news in our congregations reaches people far and wide and results in deeper relationships. We give thanks to the following women from Trinity, New Holland, who faithfully traveled to Wisconsin to share stories and deepen relationships: Andrea Dukeman, Karin Freimuth, Doris Hunsberger and Theona Waxbom.
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.